Shoemaking Retreat - Private workshop

50.00 - 599.00

Enjoy a private shoemaking workshop for max. 2 people in the heart of the Wicklow mountains. The ideal place to unplug, slow down, get back in touch with nature and of course make shoes!
You will choose the style of shoes you want to make and the dates are flexible (weekend or week days).
You will be glamping in a modern, cosy yurt (equipped with a stove).

Shoemaking retreat for 1 is €399 and for 2 people it's €599.

What's included?

+ Material to make one pair of shoes
+ Use of all tools
+ Glamping in a yurt for one night
+ 2x Vegetarian lunch
+ 1x Breakfast
+ Tea/Coffee and home baked treats
+ Wholehearted attention, guidance and support of you instructor
+ If you wish, you can enjoy a morning/evening hike
+ A gentle digital detox (there is no mobile coverage)
+ Written step by step instructions to make another pair of shoes at home
+ As a BONUS you will get the Online shoemaking workshop (recorded lessons)in the value of €129 for FREE

You will make one pair of leather, barefoot style shoes, style of your choice.

We will start with the pattern making and continue with transferring the pattern onto the leather, dying the leather, making holes for stitching and gluing all pieces together on the first day.
On the second day we will make the holes and stitch your shoes, glue the sole, shape your shoes and do any final adjustments. You will be able to pesonalise your shoes. Besides choosing your colour for leather and thread, you can also use stamps and markers to draw on your shoes.

As there is no public transport going to Aughavannagh, co.Wicklow, pick up and drop off from/to Arklow is possible at additional charge.
It is also possible to book additional nights in the yurt.

To confirm the availability of your dates email